Following the scarcity of PPE, nurses in Ogun state have taken to wearing polythene bags as a prevention means while treating a coronavirus patient a report by Politics Nigeria reveals.
The nurses who work with the Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, Ogun state were seen wearing polythene bags.
Recall that two persons, including a pregnant woman who died on Saturday, tested positive for the infection in the hospital. The second case, a 97-year-old man, had been transferred to the Ogun state COVID-19 isolation centre in Ikene.
Some of the health workers who treated them have been asked to go into isolation.
A medical doctor who had contact with the old patient was also transferred to Ikene for isolation.
Naija News also learnt that the Emergency Treatment Room (ETR) and the Gynecology Emergency unit, where the confirmed cases were earlier admitted have been thoroughly fumigated.
This caused an uproar at the facility with the health workers of the affected unit demanding for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), a protective gear recommended for the treatment of infectious diseases.
It was gathered the nurses had to improvise with the waste bags after the management denied them the PPE on Monday afternoon.
Source: Naija News